Volume 1 Letter 45

From: Hazrat Sheikh-ul-Hadith Sahib (May his secret be sanctified)

To: Hazrat Moulana Yusuf Motala Sahib (May his lofty shadow be lengthened)

Date: 27 th Sha'ban 1387/29 th November 1967

After the sunnah greeting, it was a lengthy and prolonged wait until your letter finally arrived. I was pleased with the tidings of your safe arrival home, but the difficulties en-route and the loss of your watch vexed me. Dear Abdur-Raheem informs me that he has personally lost three. This reminds me, I purchased Al-Munjid three times, and lost it on each occasion, rather, in one instance it was deliberately stolen. Finally, I decided that English books are incongruous with someone of my distinction. Dearest Abdur-Raheem's remark has led me to believe that this ‘ornament of the hand' is also uncongenial to someone of your distinction. Purchase a pocket watch in future.

I miss you immeasurably. I fail to understand from the consultation you have addressed to me, what it is you require to consult me on:

No.1 If there is no great hindrance, then to serve your father is after all important.

No.2 To recite the Qur'an in Taraweeh is essential and indispensable. Last year, I endeavoured to listen to the Qur'an, but it was destined not to be. If it is practicable to recite the Qur'an to someone then undoubtedly do so. If you have the courage for e'tikaaf then what could be better?

I was concerned with the situation there, but subsequently delighted that due to your advent and the blessings you brought with you, there is amity. Have you managed to ascertain if there is a way to send dates to London? I am still waiting to hear if you have initiated the process to acquire a passport.

That is all. Salaam

Hazrat Sheikh-ul-Hadith Sahib

Dictated to Abdur-Raheem

27 th Sha'ban 1387


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